Parking Enforcement

The City of Grants Pass’ parking ordinances, along with State of Oregon laws, govern the parking of vehicles.  

Parking in the downtown corridor is regulated to maximize the public use of parking and to meet the needs of stakeholders.  The public parking lots are clearly marked and intended to best create availability for shoppers and visitors.  

Parking enforcement is enforced by the Department’s Parking Enforcement Officer, along with police officers, Cadets, and Community Service Officers.

A full list of City parking ordinances can be found in Title 6 Grants Pass Uniform Traffic Code of the Municipal Code.

For more information on downtown parking, please visit the downtown parking page.

To appeal a parking citation fill out the online form or download the form and submit to:

Attn Records/Parking Appeals, 726 NE 7th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526

6.03.020 Restricted Parking or Standing 

No person shall park or leave standing a vehicle in violation of ORS 811.550 (with exemptions listed in 811.560). In addition, no person shall park or leave standing a vehicle adjacent to a curb which has been painted yellow pursuant to the GPUTC or in front of and 10 feet on either side of a delivery mailbox between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., except Sundays and official postal holidays. A motor vehicle or trailer may not be parked in such a manner that portions of the motor vehicle or trailer extend into a lane which has been striped for bicycle traffic.

6.03.060 Parking in Fire Lane Prohibited 

No person shall park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time in a place designated as a "Fire Lane Zone," as defined in Section 502 of the Oregon Fire Code and adopted as part of this Municipal Code in accordance with the Municipal Code Section 9.04.010 (E). Any vehicle found so parked may be towed immediately at the owner’s expense. This remedy is not exclusive of any other provision as allowed by law.


6.04.010 Parking in Fifteen Minute Parking Spaces 

It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle, or to permit a vehicle to remain parked, in any Fifteen Minute Parking Space for a period longer than 15 minutes. Additional violations occur for each and every 15-minute period.

 

6.04.020 Parking in Thirty Minute Parking Spaces 

It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle, or to permit a vehicle to remain parked, in any Thirty Minute Parking Space for a period longer than 30 minutes. Additional violations occur for each and every 30-minute period.

 

6.04.040 Parking in Three Hour Parking Lots and Designated on Street Parking Spaces

Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and except on Sundays and holi_DSC1629days, it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle, or to permit a vehicle to remain continuously parked, on any public street or in any public parking lot located within the Restricted Employee Parking District for a period longer than three hours. Additional violations occur for each and every 3-hour period.

 

6.04.050 Alley Parking - Time Limitations 

A. Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle, or to permit a vehicle to remain parked, in any alley located in the Restricted Employee Parking District for a period longer than 15 minutes. Said parking shall be for the sole purpose of the expeditious loading or unloading of persons or materials. Additional violations occur for each and every 15-minute period. 

B. Between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. in the Restricted Employee Parking District, and at all times in all other sections of the City, it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle, or to permit a vehicle to remain parked, in any alley for a period longer than 30 minutes. Said parking shall be for the sole purpose of the expeditious loading or unloading of persons or materials. Additional violations occur for each and every 30-minute period.

 

6.04.060 Method of Parking 

Where parking space markings are placed on a street or public parking lot, no person shall park a vehicle other than in the indicated direction and within a single marked space, unless the vehicle is a recreation vehicle and the size or shape of the vehicle makes compliance impossible.

 

6.04.090 Parking in a Long-Term Parking Space 

A. Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, it shall be unlawful for a vehicle to be parked in a designated Long-Term Parking Space without a current Long-Term Parking Permit displayed on the windshield or dashboard.

 

6.04.100 Parking in an Electric Vehicle Charging Space 

No person shall park in an Electric Vehicle Charging Space for more than three hours unless connected to and actively charging the vehicle. Additional violations occur for each and every 3-hour period. The electric charging fee will be set by Council Resolution.

Parking Enforcement Officer

  1. drewDrew Beard